Dublin Business School (DBS) has partnered with data science training provider Metis for the college's first internationally delivered live online course, a machine learning module taught live in Dublin by Metis's New York City data science experts.
The 12-week Machine Learning module is part of Dublin Business School’s new Master of Science Degree in Data Analytics.
It was custom built by Metis data science experts to teach students how to use machine learning techniques and skillsets to achieve business goals.
The master’s degree program is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the national agency responsible for qualifications and quality assurance in higher education.
Metis was launched in 2014 by Kaplan, Inc. in the United States.
All Metis bootcamp and corporate training programs are designed and taught by expert data science practitioners, and Metis alumni in the US have gone on to work at top companies including Instagram, IBM, Spotify, Tumblr, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Deloitte, Apple, Tinder, CapitalOne, Uber, and many more.
Chief Data Scientist at MetisDr Deborah Berebichez said:
“Dublin has become a top European headquarters for technology multinationals, so the demand for data science expertise in the city is accelerating.
“As Metis expands internationally to cities where data science talent is needed, we’re not losing sight of what we do best: providing dynamic, engaging learning experiences taught by top practitioners in the field.”
Officially launched in January 2019, the first Machine Learning module cohort of thirty students includes learners from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Turkey.
International students who receive master’s degrees from DBS are eligible to live and work in Ireland for two years.
Executive Dean of Dublin Business School, Andrew Conlan-Trant, said: “We're really pleased to commence this very exciting collaboration with Metis.
"The experience for students is hugely enhanced by bringing the deep expertise of Metis into the DBS classroom, and live online delivery has a very positive impact on engagement in the class.
"This is a real example of the strength of Kaplan's scale and breadth and the benefit it delivers to students.”